HOME VIDEO – Studio City Christmas Parade (1965)

I did a quick google search on the Hollywood Christmas Parade this morning, and imagine my surprise when I came across this gem of a silent home movie. Behold: the 1965 Studio City Christmas Parade with more local flavor and classic celebrities than you could shake a stick at! (And yes, the parade still exists… but not this year.) More information about the clip after the jump.

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“This is amateur 16mm color silent movie footage of a night-time parade, just before Christmas, in Studio City California. This is a small city adjacent to Hollywood. The film includes many well-known Hollywood actors and actresses. The film is an interesting combination of various local businesspeople, local celebrities, and local dignitaries, combined with a surprising number of well-known Hollywood stars, including:”

(Sincere thanks to Bob Beecher for adding more details to the roster below)

0:47 – Bill Stulla was children’s show host “Engineer Bill” on KHJ (now KCAL) Channel 9.
2:46 – A skateboarding clown advertising “Casa Burger 14402 Ventura.” Fatburger now occupies this spot.
2:55 Joe Flynn (from “McHales Navy”)
3:15 Fifi D’Orsay
3:24 Ron Fairly (major league baseball player and announcer)
3:30 Tippi Hedren (“The Birds” actress, and mother of Melanie Griffith, who is probably the young girl seated next to Tippi)
4:07 The King Family, a group that appeared on American TV during the mid-1960s
4:51 Beverly Garland
5:00 – The ZIP code was only two years old at the time.
5:01 Jayne Mansfield and her children (probably Miklos and Zoltan)
5:12 Ed Begley (with his family including, probably, Ed Begley, Jr.)
5:50 – Johnny Grant, actor and Honorary “Mayor” of Hollywood
6:19 Michael Landon (“Bonanza” and “Little House on the Prairie”)
6:47 Nancy Kulp and Raymond Bailey (otherwise known as Miss Hathaway and Mr. Drysdale, on the TV series “The Beverly Hillbillies”)
7:28 Laurie Mitchell

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2 Responses to “HOME VIDEO – Studio City Christmas Parade (1965)”

  1. Bob Beecher says:

    Some additional timings:

    0:47 – Bill Stulla was children’s show host “Engineer Bill” on KHJ (now KCAL) Channel 9.

    2:46 – A skateboarding clown advertising “Casa Burger 14402 Ventura.” Fatburger now occupies this spot.

    5:00 – The ZIP code was only two years old at the time.

    5:50 – Johnny Grant, actor, and “Mayor” of Hollywood

    6:48 – Nancy Kulp AND Raymond Bailey, who played her boss, Mr. Drysdale, on “The Beverly Hillbillies”

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